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Biographies - 1891 History of Harrison County Iowa

Page Ninety Nine

Hurlburd | Chatburn

HURLBURD-Homer D. HULBURD, a farmer of section 15, Lincoln Township, has been a resident of Harrison County, since the autumn of 1868. He accompanied his parents here, he being only twelve years old at the time. He was born at Waterville, Vt., April 4, 1856, and lived there until he came to Harrison County. His father's name was Daniel, and his mother's name Mary J. (BETTY) HULBURD, who had no other children but our subject.

He was married January 10, 1878, to Gertrude EVANS, the daughter of J. C. and Elizabeth EVANS, who had two children, Alexander and Gertrude, both of whom are living. Our subject and his wife have been blessed with four children: Lester A., born October 21, 1878; Loyal D., June 12, 1882; Edith J., September 14, 1883; and William F., December 15, 1885.

Upon coming to Harrison County, his father bought eighty acres of wild land on section 15, Lincoln Township, paying $3.80 per acre for this. He broke fifty acres of this land, the balance being young timber. Homer D. remained at home with his parents until he was twenty-two years of age and then bought the land he now occupies, paying $11 per acre for the same. This was a wild tract, which he improved by breaking, erecting buildings, sinking wells, etc. To his original tract he has added, until he now owns two hundred acres, one hundred and thirty of which are under cultivation.

Politically Mr. HULBURD is identified with the Republican party. Commencing at the bottom of the ladder, he has carefully and gradually advanced and today is in the possession of a fertile farm and a comfortable home.

Source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 943, 944
Family Researcher: NA
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CHATBURN-Richard CHATBURN, was born in Lancashire, England, August 3, 123, about 1864 came with his family to America, to Harrison County, where his brother, Jonas CHATBURN, was then living. The first year our subject was here, he rented land of his brother Jonas ;he had been an engineer in the Old Country, but two years prior to coming here, his health failed him and he lived on a farm. He now owns two hundred and ten acres of land in Harrison County, which is operated by his son, Thomas.

Our subject was married in England, August 31, 1844 to Miss Mary DUXBERRY, and they are the parents of ten children: John, Richard, Jonas, William, Ellen, Margaret, Elizabeth, Mary, Jane and Thomas. Richard, William, Elizabeth and Mary are deceased.

Our subject's wife was born in Lancashire, June 19, 1825, and died in Magnolia Township, September 29, 1874. Mr. and Mrs. CHATBURN are both members of the Latter Day Saints Church.

Source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 945, 946
Family Researcher: NA
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